Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Decorating and a Quilting Party

First of all, thank you to everyone who posted a comment or took time to read my last post, but didn't feel the need to comment. You reading my blog really means a lot to me. It seems I touched on a subject that we all can relate to. I hope that I have inspired you to take some time for yourself and do something fun and creative.

With that said, I want to share with you some pictures of my Halloween decorating, and a quilting party that I had with my friends today. I had so much fun decorating. I guess you could say that I got in touch with that little girl inside and had fun cleaning house and getting everything ready.

I'll start with my dining room:

The dining room table is covered in a quilt that matched my pumkins perfectly! Add 2 hurricane lamps filled with candy corn and candles, a creepy spider,some spooky ghosts, a leaf plate, and everything looks perfect for fall and Halloween!

A side chair with the treat bag that I won from Sharon, last year, hanging off it's shoulder.

The not so formal living room is the perfect place to read a quiling book while drinking a cup of cofee. A quilt rack with a fall quilt from Quilt in A Day is perfect for that fall feeling. The wallhanging on the chair is one that Terry and I designed.

The coffee table has a fall wallhanging and a quilt book by Thimbleberries.

Looking into my living room.

Looking into my living room from my red chair in my family room and entry way to my computer (where I talk to you), and to my tower of quilts! And that's not all of them!

And here's my view from my computer to my red chair in the family room. The pumpkin quilt is new this year. I add a new wallhanging or large quilt every year. It is a Sandy Gervais pattern for her charm pack fabric line called Pumpkins Gone Wild. You can find it here.

A Thimbleberries quilt in my entry way welcomes all who enters.

A side table in my kitchen nook is the perfect place for my Quilt Divas wallhanging and their sewing friends. A toy Singer Sewing machine surrounded by containers filled with fat quaters and halloween buttons reminds me of my quilting "diva" friends and all the fun we have together.

A corner bakers rack holds not only my favortie cook books (Betty's husband had an award winning restaurant in the upstairs of the quilt shop. He retired, so he blessed us with a cookbook with all of his recipes included. You're the best, Steve! )it also holds my little treat bags filled with goodies for my sewing friends.
Appliqued and embroidered treat bags (for $1) found at the dollar store are filled with fat quarters, a Halloween pencil for marking half-square triangles, a Halloween scrub brush, and some chocolate!

Halloween decorating in my family room consists of ghosts saying "Boo",

Happy Jack (It's designed by Pat Sloan, but I bought the pattern at my favorite quilt shop hanging out over the fire place,

my Jack-o-Lantern quilt hanging out over my couch,

more pumpkins on my entertainment center

and a side table with halloween framed photos of the grandkids. They're so cute!

My Halloween Turning Twenty in the corner will be perfect for when I cuddle up and watch a scary movie on Halloween night!

Whew!! All that decorating and I'm ready to stand in my kitchen corner with a cup of coffee and enjoy the view. Woops!! I guess I better get my phone and car keys off the counter. They'll be over, soon!

It's Party Time!!!
They all got to my house around 9:00.
For breakfast we had Tropical Banana Bread, Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Bread, and chilled fruit.

For lunch I baked a lasagna, Terry brought french bread, and Julie brought a salad. I was so busy eating I forgot to shoot a picture. However, I did get a picture of the birthday cake Tracey brought me. I've never had an ice cream birthday cake! It was so good!

Terry showed a the bowtie quilt that she quilted for her Aunt.

She also quilted one for Easie. I'm not sure what it's called, but it's beautiful.

Terry finished my leaf quilt! I'll put the binding on this weekend, and it will be my the quilt for my blog heading.

We sewed, talked, laughed, looked at quilting magazines, and ate like we hadn't seen food in 5 years! I even took them on tour of my sewing room! We had so much fun they stayed until 5:00! We never stay at each others homes that late! I didn't care; I love having them over.

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween decorating! Come back this weekend and I'll give you all a tour of my sewing room!



  1. It was so fun seeing your fall decor...all of your quilts are lovely, and I hope you had the best time at your party!

  2. Your Halloween quilts are darling! Party on....

  3. Great holiday decorations! And that tower of quilts - now THAT'S my style! What an achievement!

  4. your home is gorgeous and your quilts? wow! fabulous! i must have the red walls in your living room! glad your party was fun...=)...

  5. Thanks for the lovely house tour. You went all out on the decorating and it looks great. I have the sample from Village Mercantile of that Thimbleberries Quilt and I displayed it in a basket on the top of my china cupboard. Sounds like the group felt right at home and had a great time. Happy Halloween!

  6. Looks like you all had a great time. I love all your Halloween quilts but I especially love the leaf quilt. The colors are wonderful.

    Karen in IN

  7. I am amazed at all the decorations! Beautiful! Your quilts are wonderful and I love all the quilts you display. I don't do enough of that! Looks like you had a great time with your quilting buddies! I love the blue stars quilt...amazing! Thank you for sharing your home with us :o)

  8. WOW...I loved your last two posts and really enjoyed all the photos. I got some good ideas for how to "store" all my quilts, too. I've been putting them on hangers in the CLOSET, can you imagine?? I love the quilt tower idea! Can't wait for the tour of your sewing room!

  9. Oh, I just love all of your Halloween quilts and wall hangings! Your house looks lovely and a very Happy Birthday to you!

  10. Loved all your photos. I had to do a double take when I saw the little Halloween bag. I thought to myself.hmmmmmmmmm I made one of those. LOLOL it was mine!!!! How funny!!! I"m glad you are enjoying it.

  11. What a great party, what great photos and what wonderful decorating!!! Thank you for sharing.
    I love the 'quilt rack' in one of the photos, never seen one before but I think I need one!!

  12. I'm so impressed with your quilts - that tower, oh my!

    I love the one in your heading, so cute.

    : )

  13. I have really enjoyed looking through your blog. I've never been here before, what a treat. Also I think we used the same pattern, look here: but I think I like yours better.


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